Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Riverside Houses Parking Garage Permit Granted, But May Be Revoked (UPDATED)

standard Riverside Houses Parking Garage Permit Granted, But May Be Revoked (UPDATED)

Landlord Claims New Underground Facility Will Benefit Residents While Keeping Courtyard Intact Opponents Fear Loss of Public Space, Environmental Hazard, ‘Scheme’ to Orchestrate Their Eviction UPDATE: A judge has now denied the Pinnacle Group’s Article 78 Petition, while the Department of Buildings (DOB) […]

'The Intern' Brings Rats, Trash, and Congestion to Cheever Place--Or Not at All

standard ‘The Intern’ Brings Rats, Trash, and Congestion to Cheever Place–Or Not at All

“The Intern,” an upcoming comedy currently filming on Cheever Place, has already received mixed reviews. At least one resident reported excessive garbage and rats, presumably as a result of film crews eating on nearby stoops. But other block-dwellers pointed to many home renovations on the […]

A rendering of the new library by the Hudson Companies (BPL)

standard (UPDATED) Brooklyn Public Library Approves $52 Million Sale of Brooklyn Heights Branch to Developer Hudson Co.

Correction from the BPL: “A number was incorrectly presented at the press briefing this week on the Brooklyn Heights library project. While the height of the building was correctly stated, it actually represents 30 (not 20) stories in the developer’s current proposal. […]

Looking north from southbound platform of en:Ditmas Avenue (IND Culver Line) as F train descends into tunnel (Wikimedia Commons via Jim Henderson)

standard Coalition Urging MTA to Restore “Express” F Train Service

A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. The correspondence, which was signed by a bipartisan group of fourteen city, state […]

Council Member Laurie Cumbo (Podium) announcing new funding initiatives with supporters at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Monday “Fund”-Day! Millions in New Allocations for Arts & Education Announced Across Borough

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs were announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed […]


standard Yes Yes Y’all! Hip Hop Festival Coming to Brooklyn

“SOURCE360 Expo,” a three-day hip-hop festival, will have its inaugural run later this month across multiple venues throughout Downtown Brooklyn. Panel discussions, conferences, art, fashion, film, and other activities will be topped off by a Barclays Center reunion concert of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as performances […]